For today, Alice woke with her hair line nearly three inches receded from where it was when she fell asleep. As each hair fell out it became tangled in the rest of the intact hair creating a mess. Having dad here to help gave her the extra needed courage to allow us to cut it out. She felt much better after, and enjoyed a warm bath.
Alice had an x-ray today. It came back showing some small spots of possible bacteria in her lung. This could be the source of the fevers. However, since they switched the antibiotic the fevers have improved. Our goal is to have her walk and be mobile as much as she is able to help the lungs clear the fluid and stay healthy. This task is harder than it sounds. Still nothing has grown from cultures.
Alice received more platelets today. The doctors are adding Lasix to help rid of the extra fluid that builds up after many infusions.
One more day behind us and looking forward to the days of healing.
|Ready for Spa Day!|
|Once we cut the hair out with the scissors this is what was left, at this point, it's easier to shave it rather than wait for it to finish falling out...it can be so itchy otherwise. Tyler did a fantastic job shaving the remaining hair.|
Busy Day in Alice's room. It was a very good thing dad came to help with today's agenda.